What comes next for Orange and us?

With Syracuse University’s football season done with a record of 5-7 after Saturday’s 31-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers, it’s the time for the higher-ups to answer questions. Yes, they brought back coach Dino Babers even though he has just that one 10-win season on his plus-side, and five losing seasons now to go with…

Ready for that final contest

Yes, the new lighting inside the Carrier Dome sure flashes things up for the pregame ceremonies, I thought just before the start of the season finale between the Syracuse Orange and Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday night. Then as I looked around minutes before game time and noted all those empty seats, I noted that some…

The walk’s still pretty

My dear wife Karen and I walked up the hill toward Saturday night’s football game in the Carrier Dome, and I thought about how pretty a late November night game can be on the Syracuse University campus. I admired the way the dome’s new roof structure peeked out at me to the right of the…

There was a good team down there

My dear wife Karen and I had hopes that the Syracuse Orange would qualify for a bowl game with their sixth victory of the season in the Carrier Dome Saturday night. Not to happen. The Pittsburgh Panthers are the team advancing to better things. The relatively easy 31-14 win was their 10th of the season…

Love your graphics

I never know what might be attached to the texts from my terrific daughter Ellisabeth. What an artist. I don’t quite know if I shouldtoadmire her cat Ava or pity her for this particular pose … Admission: My first reaction was a big laugh.

First snow piled up, I think

It took until overnight until the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 23 this fall of 2021. I sure do think our first snow piled up pretty good in Central New York. Cherished rescue mutt Ellie B put her head down and made her way out at 6 a.m. to do her thing in our backyard. My…